Share this entry

Share this page

fishing

Pronunciation: /ˈfɪʃɪŋ/

Translation of fishing in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (professional) pesca (feminine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [industry/port/vessel/fleet] pesquero fishing grounds zonas (feminine plural) pesqueras, pesquerías (feminine plural) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) (Peru/Perú)
    Example sentences
    • The fact that humans are killing about 20 to 30 million sharks a year through commercial sport and fishing is also food for thought.
    • Instead of providing a person with fish for that day's food, teach him fishing so that he could be self-reliant.
    • Prizes include rods and reels, fishing tackles kits, fishing tackle packs, picnic baskets, a marine radio and aerial, plus a lot more.
    1.2 (amateur) pesca (feminine) the fishing's better further downstream la pesca es mejor río abajo no fishing prohibido pescar (before noun/delante del nombre) [club/trip/season] de pesca to be on a fishing expedition (search for information) (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) tantear el terreno to go on a fishing expedition ir* de pesca

Definition of fishing in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day botella
f
bottle …
Cultural fact of the day

The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.